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About Me: I started climbing my senior year of high school and never stopped. The gym I started climbing at was in the middle of a mall and was run by volunteers. This gym was where my passion for the sport and the community first began. The gym no longer exists but it will forever be one of my favorite places to climb. After two years as Manager at that gym, I took a job at Vertical Endeavors and moved to Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Since then I have been dedicated to expanding my climbing skills and knowledge, and have continued to share my passion with others.
Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Climbing Since: 2009
Favorite Type of Climbing: I can honestly say I love all types.
Favorite Climbing Area: Anywhere with my friends.
What I love about climbing: I love the community, the sense of accomplishment and the mental battle of climbing. The community is so welcoming and loves to share their passion for the sport with others. I can honestly say the climbing community is one of a kind.
Other interests: Other outdoor adventures, hiking biking, camping, etc
Interesting Facts: All swans in England belong to the Queen, Polar Bears are left handed, and I am a Gryffindor.
About Me: I have been coaching snowboarding for 8 years so I was really excited to start coaching climbing as well. I love seeing the Climb Team kids excel and find joy in climbing!
Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin
Climbing Since: 2015
Favorite Type of Climbing: Slab, stemming, anything technical
Favorite Climbing Area: Kentucky Red River Gorge
Other Interests: Snowboarding, photography, finding the best Chinese restaurant in Duluth
About Me: I like teaching and I like climbing, so working with Climb Team is a natural fit for me. I love working with our team kids and watching them grow and get more engaged with the sport. Plus I like having people do what I say.
Hometown: Golden Valley, MN
Climbing Since: 2013
Favorite Type of Climbing: Indoor Trad Solo
What I like about climbing: It is a chance to yell and show off my muscles in a socially-acceptable way
Other Interests: Photography, snowboarding, travel, reading
Interesting Facts: I learned to rock climb in Japan and I learned to use chopsticks in America
About Me: I have more legs then I have body, so finding pants that fit me can be hard. I never seemed to like any major sports growing up, such as football and basketball. I played a lot of random sports, which I feel has turned me into the major gear junkie I am today. I know an absurd amount of gear facts most people don’t care about, but I’m happy to keep telling people about them. I hate math but love raspberries.
Favorite Type of Climbing (Bouldering/Top Rope/Sport Lead/Trad): Hard Top Ropes
Favorite Climbing Area: Moab UT
Best Climbing Story/What I love about climbing: I had only been climbing indoors for 3 months when I did my very first outdoor rock climb. The route was a 5.10 multi-pitch trad climb called Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers, located near Moab, UT. That climb, to date, is still one of my fondest climbing moments.
As for the question, what I love about climbing or why I love climbing? It’s impossible for me to answer, but I do know that climbing is the closest thing to my religion.
Other Interests: Is there such a thing?
Interesting Facts: I have cadaver bone, pins and plates in my heel due to lack of double checks. Climb SAFE or don’t climb. Also, Flamingos are only pink because of the food they eat, if they don’t eat enough then the turn grey. I think that’s Interesting.